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#1 leisamd

Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:17 AM

I'm not pregnant or planning atm, but I hheart.gif baby names.

One that currently keeps popping up is:

Arrietty/Arietta

Arietta is a diminutive of Aria, meaning 'little aria' - a musical term.  It came up as the name of a piece I'm learning.

Arrietty is the name of the Anime movie similar to the borrowers, the main character's name.  I presume it is taken from Arietta, as the character is 'little'.


So, WDYT?  Does it sound too much like Harriet with a bad cockney accent? biggrin.gif

#2 Sentient Puddle

Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:42 AM

Sorry - I saw it first and thought someone can not pronounce Harriet!

#3 kerilyntaryn

Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:56 AM

Arietta is ok

#4 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:04 AM

I like ariette not so much arietty.

Edited by Sunnycat, 10 January 2013 - 07:04 AM.


#5 Bel Rowley

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:21 AM

Arietta is pretty.

#6 Imaginary friend

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:54 AM

Arietty doesnt look or sound right unsure.gif - Arietta isnt my style of name - I'm not a finicky 4 syllable name person - but nothing wrong with it, is perfectly usable if that's the sort of name you like.

#7 emlis22

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:20 AM

I've liked Arietta for a while. I think its nice. Arietty I feel as though I've come across, but not sure where. It sounds better than it looks.

#8 Lishyfips

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:29 AM

I loved the movie Arietty, so it gets a thumbs up fom me for that. Beautiful film.

#9 Elemenopee

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:46 AM

I grew up reading The Borrowers, so that was my first thought. I like it.

#10 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

I wouldn't use Arietta but I think it does sound quite pretty and I can see the attraction in it for others.

#11 Apageintime

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

I like them both!

#12 happyapple

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:29 PM

Etta is a great nickname!

#13 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

I dunno... I keep wanting to use the H at the start as well, but even then it feels like you haven't decided between Harriet and Henrietta.

Really not a fan of Arietty at all. Arietta is nicer.

#14 leisamd

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:02 AM

Thanks everyone! I really like them both, probably Arietta slightly more.

#15 reneelovescraig

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

A PP suggested Amoretta in another post. It is quite similar to yours.

#16 B.feral3

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:08 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 10/01/2013, 07:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I dunno... I keep wanting to use the H at the start as well, but even then it feels like you haven't decided between Harriet and Henrietta.


It's this for me too. The name sounds confused or like it's trying too hard. Harriet on the other hand is stunning.





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